timeline bob higginson

1945

Higginson Equipment Sales was founded by Bob Higginson.

timeline old deublin

1947

Higginson Equipment Sales became one of the first distributors for Deublin rotating unions.

timeline facility

1952

Bob built a 4,200 sq. ft. facility in Burlington, Ontario.

timeline celebrating sale

1954

Higginson Equipment Sales always had a hard-working team, but was never too proud to celebrate a sale.

timeline lubricated air cylinder

1956

Higginson Equipment Sales purchased Docylco cylinder company and began manufacturing air cylinders in Burlington, rebranded as HES.

timeline first nfpa cylinder

1962

Bob designed and built the first ever Higginson Equipment Sales NFPA cylinder.

timeline upgraded facility

1972

Higginson Equipment Sales expanded facility to 7,500 sq. ft.

timeline pneumatic cylinders

1978

Higginson Equipment Sales begins manufacturing custom pneumatic cylinders.

timeline old 8 Inch

1988

Higginson Equipment Sales expanded their hydraulic cylinder line to include all NFPA mounts and bores up to 8 inch.

timeline higginson team 1995

1995

After Bob Higginson’s passing, Bill Allan (second from left) and Jim Eames (second from right) purchased the company.

timeline enterprise resource planning

1998

Higginson Equipment Sales implemented an advanced Enterprise Resource Planning software system.

timeline economax

2002

Higginson Equipment Sales develops the EconoMAX heavy duty truck and trailer cylinder.

timeline new building

2003

Higginson Equipment Sales moved into custom 12,500 sq. ft. building in Burlington, Ontario’s East end.

timeline bill allan

2008

Bill Allan assumes full ownership of Higginson Equipment Inc.

timeline ugraded facility 2010

2010

Continued growth leads to expansion into a 15,000 sq. ft. building at 1175 Corporate Drive, in Burlington.

timeline amtec

2013

Higginson Equipment Inc. acquires Amtec Hydraclamp, manufacturer of hydraulic nuts.

timeline six sigma

2015

Higginson Equipment Inc. embraces the Lean Six Sigma method of project management and continuous improvement.

timeline higginson 2016

2016

In May, Higginson Equipment Inc. sets a company record of over 800 cylinders in one month.